Top Workplaces is an organization always investigating what makes a great workplace, and their findings are fascinating. It turns out that the same things that tend to drive the long term health of the company are what employees want. In short – it’s not about the perks.
What really motivates employees is feeling they are part of a company that is going places. This means an organization that:
- Has a cohesive leadership team
- Provides a clearly communicated vision and direction
- Executes well and has a culture of high performance
- Creates strong engagement by showing appreciation and bringing meaning to work
“Nap rooms and gourmet coffee are nice to have, but they don’t inspire people in the workplace”
So what about the perks? They do have some impact, but it’s relatively transient. Nap rooms and gourmet coffee are nice to have, but they don’t inspire people in the workplace.